Policy & Compliance

3/12/2012

3/12/2012

In order to help districts in various states across the country meet new requirements to make safety resources available to parents, PublicSchoolWORKS has developed the Parent InfoCenter. 

3/12/2012

The word "choice" in education is traditionally associated with private schools, home schooling or other alternatives to the public school system, but the Washington County School District is pursuing its own version of choice starting next school year.

3/12/2012

Chiquita Hall has purchased her first home in the city of Detroit and wants to support her surroundings as much as she can.

3/12/2012

Tens of thousands of students, most of them disabled, are strapped down or physically restrained in school, and disability advocates hope that a new Education Department report detailing the practice of "seclusion and restraint" will spur federal action to end it.

3/12/2012

A list of proposed changes to Idaho's new education reforms has triggered a frequent question: What happens if the laws are repealed in November?

3/12/2012

Home-schooled students in Virginia will have to wait until next year to see if they can participate in sports and other extracurricular activities at their local high school.

3/9/2012

3/9/2012

 The Florida Legislature has finally figured out how to destroy public education — under the guise of "school choice." After all, everybody likes choice, unless it involves abortion, contraception or gay marriage.

3/9/2012

Glastonbury, Conn. teacher Scott Minnick compared the educational system to a tripod. One of the legs, he told the governor Tuesday night, is a "socioeconomic problem that ... teachers cannot fix." Then why, Minnick asked, does the education reform bill in the state legislature focus on teachers?

3/9/2012

It came down to the final day and an unusual closed-door meeting by the entire House of Representatives, but the Legislature approved an education overhaul bill continuing Wyoming’s effort to help better prepare its public school students.

3/9/2012

Some think this bill puts control of a child‘s education back into parent’s hands, others have said that it takes away parental choice.

3/8/2012

3/8/2012

A Florida high school valedictorian and her sister, who were facing deportation, instead were meeting with with lawmakers Wednesday after being granted a reprieve.

3/8/2012

Colorado’s online schools have shown disappointing results.

3/8/2012

The Walton Family Foundation announced investments totaling more than $159 million in education reform initiatives for 2011 – the largest single-year investment in education reform.

3/7/2012

3/7/2012

The Anoka-Hennepin School District pledged Monday to improve the treatment of gay and lesbian students as part of a settlement that closes a long legal chapter in its struggles over bullying and sexual orientation.

3/7/2012

It would be impossible to provide education for the estimated 3,600 students that could transfer to Clayton schools this fall under state law, the district’s interim superintendent testified this morning in St. Louis County court.

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